Sustainable polymers

Choosing more sustainable materials in construction and manufacturing is important to reduce the climate footprint of the industry. Today there are many opportunities to bet on e.g. renewable or recycled polymeric materials.

Biodegradable and recyclable materials

Sustainable polymers are an important area of ​​research and development as they have a wide range of applications, such as packaging, structural components, textiles and consumer goods. These materials can be manufactured from renewable resources and can also be designed to be biodegradable and/or recyclable, which can further reduce their environmental impact.

Some examples of sustainable plastic materials are:

  • Biobased plastics which are made from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch or sugars from different sources.
  • Bio-composites, which are materials produced by combining natural fibers (e.g. wood, straw, flax) with a plastic matrix.
  • Recycled plastic materials, which are made from post-consumer or post-industrial waste materials, such as plastic bottles, textiles and packaging.

These materials offer an alternative to traditional, non-sustainable plastics and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saving fossil resources, and decrease the amount of waste going to landfills.

Meet the experts

Marie-Louise Lagerstedt Eidrup

Project Manager, Licentiate of Technology/MSc

Anna Lindgren

Project Manager, MSc

Philip Gillgard

Project Manager, PhD

Kerstin Jedvert

Projektledare, Tekn.Dr.

Johan Bengtsson

Group manager Material /Marketing Director

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